Fisheries Infosite

Black Paua & Yellowfoot Paua (PAU)
Maori name
Scientific name
Haliotis iris, H. australis

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 
for the 12 month period to 30/09/2020
Commercial use
Reported catch MHR (kg) 434,241
Commercial allowance TACC (kg) 919,064
Export volume (kg) 0
Estimated domestic consumption (kg) Unknown

Customary use
Customary allowance (kg) 42,000
Customary take (kg) Unknown

Recreational use
Recreational allowance (kg) 54,500
Recreational take (kg) Unknown

Other sources of mortality
Other mortality allowance (kg) 45,000 
Illegal take (kg) Unknown 
Commercial Catch vs. Allowance* - Trend
Reported catch by month* - Trend
*All amounts are shown in thousands of kgs.

Fishstock CodeNameReported comm. catch (kg)TACC (kg)Cust. allow. (kg)Rec. allow. (kg)Target In QMS
PAU4 Paua South-East (Chatham Rise) 140,576 326,543 3,000 3,000 Yes Yes
PAU2 Paua Central 97,788 121,188 Yes Yes
PAU5A Paua Fiordland 50,476 148,983 Yes Yes
PAU5B Paua Stewart Island 44,981 90,000 6,000 6,000 Yes Yes
PAU5D Paua Southland and Otago 39,126 89,000 3,000 22,000 Yes Yes
PAU7 Paua Challenger (Nelson/Marlbo... 36,547 93,620 15,000 15,000 Yes Yes
PAU3 Paua South-East (Kaikoura Coas... 22,887 45,800 15,000 8,500 Yes Yes
PAU6 Paua Challenger (Westland) 1,000 1,000 Yes Yes
PAU1 Paua Auckland 860 1,930 Yes Yes
PAU10 Paua Kermadec 1,000 Yes Yes
PAU6A Paua Sub-Antarctic Yes Yes
PAU6R Paua PAU6 Research Program Yes No
PAUET Paua Extra Territorial (200 mi... Yes No
   434,241 919,064 42,000 54,500